Vehicle Description

AC Tojeiro Prototype

Built by Tojeiro and used by AC in 1953 as the prototype for the AC Ace.

Shown at the 1953 London Motor Show.
Raced by the factory in the 1953 RAC rally.
Road tested by John Boster of the Autocar magazine.

Recently unearthed from longterm ownership.  Unseen in decades.

Grandfather to the Shelby Cobra.

 

Vehicle Specifications

The Autocar.  Nov 1953.

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Autosport. Nov 1953
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Autosport June 1954
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Autosport. Oct 23, 1953.
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Autosport Oct 30, 1953.
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The Motor, Nov 1953.actojeiro1-motor-18-nov-53-pg624

 

Motor Oct 21, 1053.
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Motorsport. Dec 1953.
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The Autocar. Oct 1953
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Autosport. Dec 4, 1953.

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Autosport. Jan 29, 1954

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Autosport. Oct 16, 1953.

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